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- #34 Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands
- #33 Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
- #32 Back 4 Blood
- #31 Streets of Rage 4
- #30 Minecraft Dungeons
- #29 Call of Duty: Warzone
- #28 Among Us
- #27 Portal 2
- #26 Left 4 Dead
- #25 Minecraft
- #24 Valheim
- #23 Diablo 3
- #22 Castle Crashers
- #21 Divinity: Original Sin 2
- #20 Broforce
- #19 Cuphead
- #18 Helldivers
- #17 Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege
- #16 Rocket League
- #15 Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes
- #14 Rayman Legends
- #13 Destiny 2
- #12 Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime
- #11 Payday 2
- #10 Killing Floor 2
- #9 The Division 2
- #8 A Way Out
- #7 Sea of Thieves
- #6 Ready or Not
- #5 Battlefield V
- #4 Monster Hunter Rise
- #3 Phasmophobia
- #2 Dead by Daylight
- #1 It Takes Two
Video games are sometimes best played with friends to help along the journey. The PC platform doesn’t have any shortage of great video game titles that are made to allow some cooperative gameplay both offline and online.
If you’re looking for a new title to enjoy with your gaming crew then you may want to check out our list down below. We’ve picked out some of our favorite video games on the PC platform which can be played in co-op. These games are not ranked in any particular order as they can be quite different from each other genre wise.
We, of course, want to know what your favorite cooperative PC game is. Let us know by leaving it a comment down below. Likewise, check back often for future updates to the list!
#34 Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands
- Publisher: 2K Games
- Developer: Gearbox Software
- Platform: PS5, PS4, Xbox Series S/X, Xbox One, PC
- Release Date: March 2022
Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands is a rare find in terms of co-op games, in that it caters for both online multiplayer as well as a local co-op with split-screen. For Xbox One and PlayStation 4, the game can be played in two-player local split-screen mode. It even supports four-player split-screen supported on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. This is in addition to online co-op and crossplay. The level of challenge presented by the game’s enemies increases with the size of your party, to ensure that gameplay is really engaging as you progress through the Wonderlands. This is a great game for co-op fans, with so much to explore and do, and refreshingly, so many ways to do it in co-op mode.
#33 Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
The LEGO Star Wars franchise is secretly one of the better co-op franchises out there. Because with its LARGE roster of characters you can have fun with, you and your friends can have a unique adventure in a ‘galaxy far, far away’ while not being made to feel as though your co-op gameplay doesn’t matter.
Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is one that you’ll definitely want to play with friends because you have a long journey ahead of you in it. With nine movies to play in that are “LEGO Style” you’ll have plenty of characters to be, abilities to use, and yes, collectibles to find.
#32 Back 4 Blood
Back 4 Blood is the spiritual successor to Left 4 Dead. Developed under the original creators of Left 4 Dead, Turtle Rock Studios delivered another co-op focused zombie shooter. The game plays out very similarly to Left 4 Dead as well. You’ll have different characters to take control as while going through various levels. Players will gun down the enemies and work together to revive those injured or supply resources when needed. Likewise, you’ll have different zombie types to fight against which may result in more tank-based beasts or characters that have a large area of attack.
#31 Streets of Rage 4
Streets of Rage has been a pretty iconic video game franchise on the Sega Genesis back in the 1990s. However, the series only has three main installments until recently where we finally got a fourth mainline title. Streets of Rage 4 takes place about a decade after the events of Streets of Rage 3. With Mr. X defeated, a new foe enters to take over the city which is the children of Mr. X known as the Y Twins. Players will have access to several characters including some familiar fighters such as Axel Stone and Blaze Fielding.
Players can join together and face against a slew of enemies that come across your way along with several boss fights. Just like the past installments, this is a side-scrolling beat ‘em up. Players will have to use their melee combat to fight against the enemies. Fortunately, there’s an assortment of weapons that are found scattered across the levels such as metal pipes, knives, to even glass bottles. It’s also a fairly short game that can be completed in a few hours. However, if you wish to gather all the character unlocks you will have to prepare to play a few times in order to rack up the necessary points.
#30 Minecraft Dungeons
Everyone knows about Minecraft, it was a worldwide hit that’s still being enjoyed today. Its simple gameplay is easy for anyone to get a basic understanding as players can craft up unique worlds or explore endlessly generated world creations. At any rate, fans of the IP had been given a new game set within the same universe called Minecraft Dungeons. This is a game that acts as a simple dungeon crawler. Essentially, the game drops the crafting ability and instead puts players into a hack-and-slash video game.
Players can work together as they venture through a procedural generated dungeon with random monsters, traps, and puzzles. Your goal is not only to explore the area but find the precious loot that’s hidden inside. While most dungeon crawlers have a class-based system making certain loot worthless to keep, Minecraft Dungeons is more bare-bones in that there are no classes. Whatever equipment you find along the way will be available for everyone to use which makes it a great starter dungeon crawler if you’re not familiar with the genre. This also includes four-player cooperative gameplay both local and online.
#29 Call of Duty: Warzone
Call of Duty is always a fan favorite FPS title to go through with some buddies. The intense and fast-paced action makes it difficult to end a multiplayer session. However, for those that are not interested in throwing out money towards every new release, we have a great free alternative. Recently, Call of Duty stepped into the battle royale genre with Call of Duty: Warzone.
This installment is completely free for players to enjoy and it features an option for a three-player squad option. Much like other popular battle royale games out in the market, players are dropped with their teams into a large map with the focus set around gathering loot and precious items all while attempting to be the last team standing. It’s rumored at the moment that more game modes will be added to the title soon. We could see duos and quads featured as well in the near future.
#28 Among Us
Among Us is a game that’s been around since 2018 but it wouldn’t be until 2020 that it became a massive hit. This sleeper hit is a deception game where you and your friends are thrown into a ship or base set in space. For example, a group of ten players will join in as crew members of a spaceship however, among the ten or one to two imposters. It’s the job of the crew to keep the ship running by completing various tasks.
Meanwhile the imposters are out to sabotage the ship and kill off the crew. When a body is discovered or an emergency meeting is called, the living members are able to freely talk in order to discuss just who they believe is an imposter. If enough votes are cast against a player, the game will throw the character off the ship, effectively killing either an innocent member or one of the imposters. It’s a thrilling party game and one that’s a ton of fun to play with friends online.
#27 Portal 2
Portal has been an iconic franchise for a number of years now and even though its sequel Portal 2, released back in 2011 which is only available it still remains one of the better co-op titles to enjoy with a friend.
Portal 2 is a puzzle type video game where players must figure out a means to overcome obstacles through the use of portals. There is certainly a bit of thinking with some trial and error involved to complete the level.
#26 Left 4 Dead
It would be surprising if you haven’t heard or have at least played one of the two Left 4 Dead titles available on the market today. The franchise was brought out by Valve where players can gather together in a cooperative game mode to fight off a variety of undead zombies.
Aimed more as a first-person shooter action title, there are several weapons to pick up to take down zombies as you progress through the campaign. All-in-all, the game offers relatively short levels as players are mainly tasked with reaching a certain area to escape the infected city but the online community has made several new maps and campaigns to enjoy after you completely finish the games.
I would find it awfully strange to come across someone who doesn’t know about Minecraft. The video game developed by Mojang has grown up to a life of its own with players both young and old going through and crafting their own worlds.
This may be a bit of an odd title to add to the mix, but if you ever played the video game then you know that zombies are present. These are creatures that lurk in the dark and wait to bring your demise.
Ultimately, the video game is about survival as well, staying away from what spawns at night while keeping your vitals up. Most of the versions available for Minecraft feature online gameplay with the PC release requiring a server to be set up before friends are able to join in and help with some creative builds. Likewise, there are several online servers to join in order to compete in various game modes.
Valheim gained a massive audience when it first hit the marketplace. This title throws players into the world of Valheim. Essentially, this is a purgatory of sorts that Viking’s are sent to after death. To prove that they are worthy of Valhalla, they’ll need to survive the lands and fight off Odin’s enemies. Overall, this is a survival game that has players working to ensure they are bountiful with resources. It’s also a game that’s best played with friends as you attempt to build up structures, explore the lands, and help each other whenever beasts start to make their way into your camp.
#23 Diablo 3
The third installment of the Diablo series by developers Blizzard Entertainment made its way to PC, but also consoles. Playing out much like its predecessors, gamers pick one of six possible character classes and begin their journey of taking on quests and grabbing up precious loot. Of course, the game works best when you gather a group of friends to go through this action RPG hack-and-slash title.
#22 Castle Crashers
Castle Crashers is a rather older title on our list. This 2D arcade adventure can give friends countless hours of hack-and-slash gaming fun as players defend their kingdom and save the princess.
Originally released back in 2008 for the Xbox 360, the game can also be found on the PC platform. Gather your friends for an incredible medieval co-op video game that has so far continued to impress gamers a whole console generation after it was first released. To make some comparisons, the gameplay plays a bit similarly to the latest indie hit, Cuphead as players will be facing against a series of bosses with a slight emphasis on timing out attacks and remembering enemy movements.
#21 Divinity: Original Sin 2
Divinity: Original Sin 2 takes place after the first installment. During a time of wars and religious persecution, Bishop Alexandar the Innocent declares all Sorcerers to be criminals in order to rid the creatures their source powers bring into the lands. Players are able to make up a team of four members seeking various goals whether it be understanding their meaning in the world or slaying down the Bishop.
This is an RPG title that players can join together throughout the campaign. However, if you’re already a bit into the campaign and don’t want to start completely over, the secondary player is able to take control of a character in your party. Likewise, the game offers a plethora of choices to help alter the narrative or means of completing a quest.
Broforce is an explosive four-player co-op platformer follows a group of badasses inspired by action movie heroes such as Bro Hard, Rambro, and Indiana Brones. Players will be clearing out all freedom-hating terrorists as they liberate the innocent civilians. This is one title well worth playing with a group of friends.
Each character offers a unique attack to use against the enemies making it worth progressing through the game in hopes to unlock new heroes. Furthermore, players are able to create maps and share online, with that said, there are a massive library of maps to download after you complete the campaign.
Cuphead, developed by StudioMDHR Entertainment, is a run and gun platform indie title. Overall, the narrative follows Cuphead and his brother Mugman, as they end up making a terrible bet against the devil. Losing the bet, Cuphead and Mugman are forced to give their souls to the devil, but it seems that our protagonist duo can save themselves if they go out and collect debts owed to the devil.
The devil has a number of souls that are owed to him by other sorrowful cartoon characters. If Cuphead and Mugman can go out and collect all the souls then the devil may just allow them to keep their own souls in return. However, debt collecting is easier said than done, both Cuphead and Mugman will have a difficult road ahead of themselves
This is a perfect game to play with a friend as majority of the game is filled with bosses to defeat. Each boss can be difficult making players to remember their moves and dodge attacks otherwise you’ll find yourself restarting the boss fight.
Helldivers is set within the future, a specialized combat unit known as the Helldivers are sent out to retrieve new technology, fight off an enemy alien species along with conducting any other activity that the government feels is important to mankind’s freedom.
While the game does feature a single player campaign, the development team focused on making a more enjoyable multiplayer aspect feature. Combat is chaotic as friendly fire does play a factor which will mean players will have to carefully plan out their every move and combat strategy instead of going in guns blazing.
#17 Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege
Made as the successor to the previously announced and now canceled Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Patriots, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege makes our list. Much like the Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six franchise is known for, this is a tactical shooter with more of an active community of players online.
The overall premise of the game is a fight between a group of terrorists and of course a Rainbow team. Essentially, one team of terrorists will be seeking out a hostage while the Rainbow team must carefully breach a building and take down the terrorist group. Being a tactical shooter, there’s a bit more to the gameplay then running in and spraying bullets in each room.
Instead of turning a home into an active war zone, there’s slew of gadgets and weaponry made to make kills effective and accurate. There may be times of a standstill while you prepare for a takedown or breach, but if you have a team of friends ready and voiced online, this game could make for endless fun.
#16 Rocket League
It doesn’t take very much to describe Rocket League. The game quickly exploded in popularity when it launched back in 2015 and its popularity still holds strong to this day. Essentially, Rocket League is a soccer title though played with fast vehicles that can launch into the air to either block or knock the ball into a goal post. It’s also been a free to play game for a good while now. So if you haven’t given this soccer-type game a chance, it’s well worth connecting with friends to try out.
#15 Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes
Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes is a fantastic party game that will require at least two players to join in. The game supports both keyboard and mouse along with gamepads, but arguably the best way to enjoy the game is a virtual reality headset.
Within the game, one player will have control of a bomb and must seek the help from their teammates to decipher codes. If you decipher all the codes and finish the puzzles all while being under the time limit, the bomb will be defused saving everyone.
#14 Rayman Legends
Rayman is back with Rayman Legends. This time around Rayman and his friends discover mysterious paintings that have transported them to a new mythical world. In order to get home, Rayman and his company of fellow compadres must jump, run, and slap their way through each world.
What makes this a particularly fun game for local multiplayer is that Rayman Legends features a four-player co-op. At any point in the game, three other friends can jump into the campaign seamlessly or there’s even a series of different challenge-based modes. To top it off there are plenty of featured Rayman Origins levels with improved visuals.
#13 Destiny 2
Destiny 2 is a multiplayer experience, this is the type of video game you would meet with a few friends to grind through for loot or complete the campaigns. If you enjoy futuristic FPS and have yet to at least try Destiny or its sequel, then you might be missing out.
A quick turnoff for some gamers may be the repetitiveness you could find yourself in while going through Destiny 2 as there could be some grinding involved. Likewise, because there’s a bigger influence in going through the campaigns or side missions with a team, the casual gamer who is seeking a narrative journey to enjoy on their own time may wish to pass this franchise up.
However, for those who love gathering loot, upgrading their characters and a good raid with a team of players then this is one title not to pass up.
#12 Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime
Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime is a much-beloved indie title by developers Asteroid Base. The video game is relatively easy to understand once you pick up the controller, but it becomes tough to master making it hard to set the game down after starting.
Within the game, players are in control of a ship and must fight off enemy ships. If you have a few friends, this is a perfect game to play as Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime offers up to four-player multiplayer.
In the game, players will find that in order to control a ship they must travel to various departments of their ship making it a constant battle to defeat your friends and keeping your ship safe.
#11 Payday 2
From developers, Overkill Software comes Payday 2, a cooperative FPS. The video game takes place two years after the events of Payday with a new gang who has entered in to perform another round of heists.
You don’t have to play Payday to get into this sequel. Essentially, players are will group together and work through a series of heists. This can be challenging as you enter banks, grab the money and avoid tripping any alarms.
However, some may find the real joy is when a bank heist goes wrong leaving the game into a chaotic mess full of avoiding the police and firing your way to freedom. Of course, if you wish to enjoy the game at your own pace, there is a singleplayer campaign to go through.
#10 Killing Floor 2
Tripwire Interactive recently launched Killing Floor 2 into the market and it’s a massively fun FPS to enjoy with some friends though the game can be played as a singleplayer experience. Within Killing Floor 2, players will be forced into fighting off waves off creatures known as Zeds.
If you’re familiar with the older Zombies game mode from the Call of Duty franchise, Killing Floor 2 is pretty similar. Players will have to gather weapons to use against the enemies along with the end boss.
#9 The Division 2
Ubisoft’s The Division takes place in the United States after a smallpox pandemic causes the government and its cities to collapse. Now only chaos remains where a single task force becomes primary to deal with the instability and chaos in the nation. This last line of defense is called the Division, a classified stay-behind force with self-supported tactical agents.
Now the focus is around after the pandemic has came to an end. With the virus no longer a thereat, the government has become nothing more than a shell. Chaos reigns on the streets and in order to gain control, the specialized agents from The Division are needed now more than ever.
#8 A Way Out
A Way Out is an action-adventure journey from Hazelight Studios. This will be the second video game to be directed by Josef Fares who you may be familiar with from his previous title, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons.
This is a unique action-adventure video game as it will require two players with the display being split-screen regardless of playing the video game locally or through online. All-in-all, the narrative is based around two inmates who must survive and escape a prison. Not only will players have to fight their way across officers and other rowdy inmates but they’ll have to solve a number of puzzles.
#7 Sea of Thieves
Sea of Thieves is an action-adventure title that is centered around pirates. Players will take to the open seas with their cooperative crew as they search for hidden treasure and taking out other pirate crews that show up along the way.
This is an MMO game where players will consistently run into each other throughout their various adventures. Combat will take place both in ships and on land as well, giving players the full pirate experience. Players will also be able to attend safe-zones where they can trade, hire on new crew or even dabble into the black market goods.
#6 Ready or Not
If you’re after another tactical shooter experience that’s a bit like the line of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six games then check into Read or Not. Overall, players are put into the role of a SWAT team working through different highly dangerous operations. You’ll need to work with your group to successfully keep civilians from harm and ensuring the threat is dealt with. Of course, it’s worth mentioning that this game is not completely available just yet. Instead, the developers have only released Ready or Not on Steam through early access. As a result, you can likely expect a few bugs or issues pop up. Additionally, you’ll likely also see more content being tossed into the game as the developers continue working on the project.
#5 Battlefield V
Following up after the success of Battlefield 1 comes Battlefield V. This video game will take players back into the gritty war of World War II. As a result, players will experience stories showing the brutal war that soldiers were forced to go through. Likewise, there’s a nice array of weaponry that mimics the real guns and melee weapons that soldiers would have had equipped during the actual war.
There are several modes for players to jump in and battle alongside friends as they push back the enemy forces. Meanwhile, the latest installment for the franchise has since come out, Battlefield 2042. However, that installment has not been that popular among fans and it’s left Battlefield V to still see activity.
#4 Monster Hunter Rise
Monster Hunter games are very much alike for the most part. In this game, players are going through different hunts. You’ll gear up, venture out into a zone, track down the beast, and attempt to take it out. It’s all about learning the target’s moves, dodging them, and delivering your own devastating blows. When you manage to take out the beast, you’ll acquire several different resources. Through these resources, players can craft better gear to take out stronger enemies. With Monster Hunter Rise, you’re getting the latest mainline installment to the franchise and it’s also a bit faster. Thanks to a grappling system, you can traverse a bit quicker as well. Although, it would be amiss to not mention that there are still quite a few fans enjoying the previous iteration, Monster Hunter World. Both of which you can join friends on attending hunts together.
Phasmophobia is a cooperative multiplayer horror game. Here players are taking the role of paranormal investigators who will get various missions presented to them. Using an assortment of gear, players are forced to enter a building and attempt to locate the ghosts. With AI, players can even use their microphones to call out to the ghosts. It’s a simple game that’s a thrill to play and it’s likely to be supported for a long time to come.
#2 Dead by Daylight
Dead by Daylight is a thrilling party game to enjoy online. Chances are you’re already familiar with the game. In this title, players are thrown into a match where it’s survivors facing against a monstrous villain. There’s a ton of crossovers that happen with this game so you’ll find levels, characters, and villains featured from other notable IPs. For instance, we’ve seen crossovers from past hit movies, television series, and video games. In the title, the survivors are forced into completing a series of tasks to escape the area. Meanwhile, the villain is hunting down all the survivors in an attempt to kill them off.
#1 It Takes Two
It Takes Two comes from Hazelight Studios. If you don’t recognize the name, these are the folks that delivered A Way Out. Furthermore, just like A Way Out, you’ll have to go through this game with a secondary player. This is a co-op game that’s well worth playing as it delivers so many thrilling minigames and abilities throughout the campaign. Essentially, the game continues to bring something fresh into the mix so the campaign shouldn’t start feeling dull. Meanwhile, the narrative is about a couple that has fallen out of love. On the brink of divorce, their bodies get transported into dolls and must work together in order to return back to their normal selves.